Show us your flesh-eating spirit and win an internship

28 Feb

We’re looking for an intern. Not just any intern will do. We want someone who is spirited, creative, driven, social media-savvy.  And dead.

The Copeland Zombie Internship Contest

Copeland has a bit of a reputation for being a zombie-friendly place to work. So we’re having a competition to find the right intern using rotting, flesh-eating corpses as the creative theme.

We get enough resumes and cover letters. We want someone who understands the principles of selling and advertising. That’s our business! So we invite you to make your case anyway you like as long as the shambling grey guys with the bloody mouths figure into it.

The winner will be invited to be a non-paid intern at Copeland (with flexible work hours). We ask for 25 hours of your time minimum per week. Starting date is as soon as possible after the winner is notified. Duration of the internship is negotiable but no less than 2 months please.

As an intern, we will teach you what we know about the business. You can pick our brains, be in strategic and creative brainstorms, meet clients, help solve problems and participate fully in our cultural life. You are here to learn.

Our last two unpaid interns went directly to agency jobs. It’s a good thing to have on your resume and a great education in the biz. We may even hire you ourselves.

Or eat you, as internal food supplies dictate.

The contest is open to anyone. You can submit your case through any channel: email, video, social media, traditional media. It’s entirely up to you.

The contest closes March 14, 2011.

Oh one more thing. To be absolutely clear: those amped up things in 28 Days Later and REC that chase you and vomit blood in your face? They are not zombies. They are infected with Rage. You need to know the difference.

FOLLOW-UP NOTE: Our selected interns qualify for a generous honorarium to be paid at the completion of the internship,


14 Responses to “Show us your flesh-eating spirit and win an internship”

  1. GV February 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Well, if it’s non paying one has to be either one of the following. 1. Living on Pandora. 2 Retired. 3.On EI 4.Bored 5.Completely devoid of any sense. 6.Fithly rich 7. Really wanting to break into the selling and advertising business as is willing to do anything to get there.

  2. dougbrowncreative February 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Thank you for the comprehensive list Greater Victoria. Unfortunately you failed to mention zombies and so I regret to tell you that you didn’t get the gig.

  3. GV February 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    That’s ok Doug, I’m not sure I’d fit in with a bunch of Zombies anyways.

  4. Anonymous February 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    ZOMBIES! I love those guys!

    but if I got the internship would I mean I’d need to get a haircut?
    – Danny

  5. Amy March 1, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    I already work a full time job and and part-time as an un-paid editor. If I put one more thing on my plate it better be brains because I will become a zombie. Plus the commute would be killer.

    Have fun reviewing the contest submissions!

  6. dougbrowncreative March 1, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Well there’s front-runner bowing out of the race folks. The field is wide open now.

  7. @wolfetoday March 1, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    I LOVE this bloody idea! I hope you get somebody great.

  8. dougbrowncreative March 1, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Thank you Jamie. It really helps to have people out there like you supporting the idea, tweeting the contest out and helping us get some interest.

  9. Mdawe220 March 3, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    What an excellent idea. I would love to participate in this competition as I have plenty of humorous Ideas that involve zombies but I am afraid I wouldn’t be able to start a twenty-five hour/week internship until late April as I am currently taking seven marketing courses at Camosun. I hope your organization has another internship competition in the coming months so I can participate.

  10. dougbrowncreative March 3, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    Mdawe220, we are always prepared to wait for the right person. Sooner is better, but we hired Andrea Merson to the team 4 1/2 months before she could start. When you find the best candidate, you wait. Make a case for yourself!

  11. zombland March 14, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    For those reading this blog that are not yet infected – this is a trap! These guys are after your brains and they’re not even trying to hide it!
    Come visit for all your zombie combat training and weaponry needs.
    Stay safe.

  12. dougbrowncreative March 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Beautiful entry Cale. Your comment went into our spam box..could have been the reek of death about it. Anyway, it’s out there for all to see and appreciate now.


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